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The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies

  • ISBN13: 9781580176170
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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For every person who has ever watched and marveled at the magic as a butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, this book is a treasure chest of amazing butterfly transformations. Readers are invited to explore and experience the life cycles of 22 common backyard butterflies, in this unique collection of stunning fullcolor, up-close photography, all taken in a live garden setting.

From the Black Swallowtail to the Monarch, the Question Mark to the Painted Lady, each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and emerging butterfly. Additional detail shots highlight caterpillar behavior, changes in the chrysalis as the wing pattern emerges, open- and closed-wing shots, and the color variations between the male and female butterflies.

Authors Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, a brother-and-sister team, tell how they created the ultimate butterfly havens in their own backyards, planting every kind of caterpillar host plant and nectar-producing flower imaginable. With cameras in hand, they set out on a mission to record the lives of all the butterflies that flocked to their gardens. Readers learn how they can create their own butterfly gardens, with specific host plants suggested for each species, most of which are found across North America.

This richly visual and highly browsable guide to the life cycles of butterflies will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners, school teachers, and families alike.

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5 Responses to “The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies”

  1. Barbara R. Garrett

    For anyone interested in butterflies this is a must for your library. Simple enough for a four-year-old to enjoy it will also appeal to the serious butterfly gardener who wishes to establish a habitat for these lovely creatures. I will enjoy it over and over. It also will make a great gift to your school library or just to a friend. This Master Gardener gives it an A+.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Roxie S

    This book has been a great help for a real novice about butterflies. We used it as a guide to build a butterfly garden and to plant plants and trees in our yard to attract butterflies. It’s simple to read and understand, not complicated. Even though it’s a children’s book,it is very well written and informative. We’ve had a lot of fun with it.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Rhonda N. Stefano

    This is a great reference book and very nicely illustrated. My 4 year old granddaughter and I will use it often.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Connie J. Davis

    This is a great overview of many butterflies. It can be used to ID caterpillars/butterflies, like my grandson did for a science project, or just to enjoy butterflies in a garden full of plants for butterflies.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Dianne W. Holland

    I am very pleased with my book. This is the second one I have bought. I gave it as a gift to a good friend who loves butterflies.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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